I could doctor this picture and make it clearer, but I can barely stand to look at it that long and it wouldn't make it any better. Yeah...that is supposed to be a tan-ish color. Um, no. It is peach-ish. It is ugly. It will be gone today. Just as soon as I go get another 4 gallons of something else. To be fair, it wasn't that far off from the sample. Sometimes it's hard to know what a whole wall of something will look like until you start painting. On the other hand, I walked in the door and Sam was mixing it up and I stopped in my tracks. Neither of us liked it, and yet, I said, "Let's slap some up on the wall and see if it darkens as it dries." Ugh. If I had opened a can at the paint store, I would have instantly changed my mind, thus saving me the trip to town today. But no....I dropped off my paint list that consisted of, as my friend Kirby would say, "skeighty-eight" gallons of paint for the guy to mix up, and took advantage of the fact that I was in town and went to lunch instead. I came back by, picked up my paint and went about my business like nothing was wrong, completely unaware that I had this peach disaster sitting amongst the other gallons of paint....until yesterday. Ugh. Lesson learned...Open the paint up and look at it!!!
Fortunately, this also happened this weekend.....
I needed a day out. A day away from renovation madness. I called my friend Ciree and turns out, she was needing a day out as well. We are famous for our marathon shopping and lunch excursions. We've been practicing for twenty-something years. How could you not love a friend who will try on a silly hat and stick her tongue out at you?
She is also very accommodating when I say, "Ciree, I want to make some word art in this style. Will you hold this up so I can take a picture of it?"
So...I'm off to the paint store to get new paint today and see if they can re-tint that peachy disaster to some colors I can use in my crafting projects later. Wednesday, Cheryl will be back for her final installment of "Cheryl Butts In", unless she takes pity on me because I'm so far behind and will do a few more posts. Thank you all again for making her feel so welcome here!